DIY Leather Peplum Belt

DIY Leather Peplum Belt

When I spotted this Etro leather peplum belt, I absolutely fell in love but at a cost of $1,260 for a belt I could not wrap my mind around it.  Using Vogue pattern V8815 peplum portion only, I shortened the peplum and added a buckle and strap. I have to admit, this is now one of my new favorites.

Top- Emanuel Ungaro
Skirt- Jason Sky
Belt- DIY
Shoes- Givenchy
Jewelry- Scova/Vintage YSL

Lambskin leather hide found here
Vogue pattern V8815 found here
Brass belt buckle found here
Leather hole punch pliers found here

Step 1. Cut the peplum using the instructions from the pattern using 1/2 the length of the pattern.

Step 2.  Sew pieces 6 to both pieces of 5
fold the end of piece 5 over 1 1/2″ to make a beveled edge.
Sew this piece flat.

Step 3. Cut a piece of leather 10×3″ and sew close on the underside.

Step 4. Using the hole punch pliers, make a hole for the buckle.

Step 5.  Insert the buckle and sew closed near the upper part of the buckle.

6.  Using the second part of the flap, sew this portion onto the right side of the belt.
Using a scrap of leather, sew a loop for the belt catch.

7.  Cut a piece of leather 12.5 x3 inches and sew on the under side to close.  Attach this piece to the
left side of the belt.  

8.  Using the hole punch pliers, make the belt holes roughly 1/2″ apart
Enjoy xoxo



  1. carla giozzi
    September 24, 2012 / 3:33 pm

    OMG so awesome I will be trying this week 🙂

    • October 2, 2012 / 12:42 pm

      Thank you Carla

    • October 2, 2012 / 12:42 pm

      Thank you girl

    • October 2, 2012 / 12:46 pm

      Thank you Sheryl

    • October 2, 2012 / 12:47 pm

      Thank you Adrienne 🙂

  2. Anonymous
    September 25, 2012 / 7:46 am


    I'm out of words again. Wowwwwwww! Brilliant job. I absolutely love this belt….

    Have a gr8 week.

    Yo no1 SA fan
    Manto in Cape Town

    • October 2, 2012 / 12:48 pm

      Thank you girlie, I need to send some of this stuff to Cape Town 🙂

  3. Anonymous
    September 26, 2012 / 3:00 am

    This is crazy hot! I love it!

    • October 2, 2012 / 12:48 pm

      Thank you

  4. September 26, 2012 / 1:11 pm

    wow this is so awesome! you look so great!

    • October 2, 2012 / 12:50 pm

      Thank you

    • October 2, 2012 / 12:50 pm

      Thank you

  5. March 13, 2013 / 10:53 pm

    Well done Nikki 🙂

  6. October 31, 2013 / 6:48 am


  7. October 31, 2013 / 6:50 am

    Fabulous Darling,simply fabulous and you are wearing that outfit! You go girl!!!

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